Archive for Tuesday, September 16, 2008

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A cleaner power

Bowersock has been generating electricity with hydropower for 121 years

On the street
Photo galleries
City Commission discusses athletic improvements
Are you planning to get a flu shot this season?

Poll results

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Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Jessica Roberts, 8, left, and Nathan Roberts, 10, pose for a picture with KU professor and former NASA astronaut Steve Hawley while attending a lecture series called CLAS ACTS at Spooner Hall. The series allows KU professors to give lectures to the public about their field. At right, Lisa Roberts took a picture of the group Sunday in front of a backdrop of Hawley during his astronaut days. Former astronaut launches new lecture series
September 15, 2008 in print edition on 3A
The activation last week of the world’s largest particle collider is momentous for science, but also highlights the need for continued investment in research in the United States, according to Kansas University professor and former NASA astronaut Steve Hawley.
6:00 a.m.
Jeff Aube, professor of medicinal chemistry at Kansas University, describes how a $20.2 million grant - the state's largest ever - from the National Institute of Health will be used at KU on Monday, Sept. 15, 2008 at the Simons Biosciences Research Laboratories at KU.  KU has high hopes for $20.2 million grant that will add 20 jobs
6:16 p.m., September 15, 2008 Updated 11:03 a.m. in print edition on 1A
Kansas University leaders announced Monday that the university had received a six-year, $20.2 million research award from the National Institutes of Health.
10:00 a.m.
Mike Garrett, a longtime Lawrence truck farmer, figures his pumpkin yields are only 25 percent of what they should be by now on his 16-acre field in Linwood. Weather conditions and economic factors have not added up to a good year for the autumn favorite. Crazy’ summer means pumpkins pricier, scarcer
September 16, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Carving jack-o’-lanterns likely will cost more this fall, thanks to a ghoulish brew of meteorological and economic factors that’s putting a bit of a scare into some of the most experienced observers of the Halloween season.
2:00 p.m.
A home destroyed by Hurricane Ike is shown in this aerial view Monday in Crystal Beach, Texas. Another Red Cross volunteer to provide hurricane relief
September 15, 2008
Rick Farrier is about to join the legions of volunteers and others pouring into areas hammered by Hurricane Ike, working to help with recovery, restoration and rescue efforts.
6:00 p.m.
The field at Haskell Stadium is mowed on last summer. The stadium is home to not only the Haskell football team but also to Lawrence High and Free State High schools football teams. The school district has approved the construction of athletic facilities at LHS and Free State High School. Live blogging: Commissioners pass construction projects
September 16, 2008
Tonight’s City Commission meeting pits the Lawrence school district against neighbors of Lawrence High School who oppose construction of new athletic facilities at the school. Proposed fields at Free State High School hinge on the commissioners’ decision.

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Campaign trivia
If the presidential candidates, and the people covering the campaigns, can’t find anything more important to talk about than lipstick, maybe they should just take a day off.
September 16, 2008 in print edition on A7
It is discouraging to many voters for so much attention in the presidential race to be focused on issues that have so little bearing on the nation’s future. Last week’s exchange on lipstick was a prime example. At least in Kansas, putting “lipstick on a pig” is a common expression for trying, and failing, to dress up a bad idea.